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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pho·to·syn·the·sis /-ˈsɪn(t)θəsəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pho·to·syn·the·sis /ˌfotoˈsɪn(t)θəsəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pho·to·syn·the·sis n. Plant Physiol. The process of constructive metabolism in which green plants utilize the energy of sunlight to manufacture carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll.  It was formerly called assimilation, but this is now commonly used as in animal physiology. -- Pho*to*syn*thet*ic a. -- Pho*to*syn*thet*ic*al*ly adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy
          (especially in plants)